What can I do with Satellite Imagery?
Once you subscribe to Satellite Imagery, you can view images, verify subscribed versus purchased acres, view properties, compare, and import images as a layer in your AgStudio database. You can use this layer in other extensions in AgStudio and include it in calculators. Use the View Imagery List icon to return to the carousel view of the crop zone’s currently available satellite images.
- Subscription to Satellite Imagery
- Click the Properties icon to display the properties dialog that contains information related to the selected image and includes:
- Cloud Coverage - The percentage of cloud coverage at the time the imagery was taken. A cloud icon displays next to the actual percentage if there was greater than 5% cloud coverage on the image. If there was less than 5% cloud coverage, a sun image displays.
- Acquisition Date - The date the imagery was acquired by the server.
- Local - The current computer time at the logged-in user's location. For example, if a user on Eastern Standard Time and a user on Central Standard Time chose to view the properties of the same image, the local time would reflect the time difference.
- UTC - The Coordinated Universal Time at which the satellite image was taken.
- Image Preview Type – choose to Preview the image in either True Color or CHI. True Color is the default preview type.
It is often helpful to compare imagery from various dates to determine where problems exist. This can better direct efforts to improve the yield in areas that are not performing well. This functionality always compares the newest selected date against a previous selected date.
- To compare thumbnail(s), click a thumbnail from the carousel, click the Compare icon , click the second thumbnail that you want to compare to the first, and click Compare.
- A Crop Health Difference (CHD) image displays with the dates of the two selected images included in the comparison and a view of the data. The theme in the Comparison moves from Green (better) to White (little or no change) to Red (worse).
- Once you've decided on an image(s) that you would like to include in your Resources tree for further use, you can import the selected image as a layer under the crop zone. Select a thumbnail from the carousel and click the Import Imagery icon.
How do I subscribe to Satellite Imagery?